Provence, France – Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training / Dec 2022

Join the ARYM to become a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Practitioner in this 7-day intensive course in Luberon, Haute Provence – New Year Eve Celebration!!

  • Start date: Dec 26, 2022 at 14:30
  • End date: Jan 1, 2023 at 14:30
  • Class hours: 9:00-13:30 & 15:30-20:00 (except on days indicated on the timetable)
  • Training hours: 56 hrs
  • Venue: Home Shanti Home, Luberon, South of France
  • Certification (AYM-ARYM accredited by IICT in over 40 countries):
    Certified Practitioner, Diploma Therapist and Certified Instructor.
  • Teacher: Ananta Sylvain GIRARD
  • Teaching experience: 30 years as AYM Instructor. Over 2000 AYM therapists trained in over 250 training programmes worldwide.
  • Pre-requisite: The course is suited for everyone with a genuine interest in massage, including beginners and professionals.
  • Tuition fees: €1180*
  • Date postponed to Aug 4-12, 2023

The AYM-ARYM training programme provides easy learning on how to deliver this Dynamic Yoga-Bodywork Therapy either as a professional massage therapist/yoga instructor or as an individual who wants to learn massage techniques to treat their loved ones.


What is Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM)

Inspired by the Indian traditions of Ayurveda and modern yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) combines combines deep tissue oil massage and assisted yoga-based stretching elements in one session. Master Kusum Modak from Pune, India developed the comprehensive dynamic AYM method in the early 1980s, strongly influenced by her practice with BKS Iyengar. This contemporary all-in-one yoga therapy care supported by breathwork differs significantly from other traditional massage treatments of Ayurveda.

The teacher

Ananta Sylvain Girard is the founder of the ARYM Institute, the oldest AYM school. A 30-year AYM pioneer, Ananta worked closely for seven years in India with Master Kusum Modak, the creator of the AYM method. In parallel to his role as the direct collaborator of the master, he has had a remarkable career as a masseur serving a prestigious international clientele (over 20,000 AYM treatments provided). A trained anatomist by his tutor, Professor Blandine Calais-Germain (Anatomy for Movement), Ananta has developed a precise and rich teaching method. Since its creation in 1996, ARYM has trained thousands of AYM practitioners worldwide under the blessing of Master Kusum ModakLearn more About Ananta

What you will learn

The ARYM comprehensive training programme allows you to discover, learn, provide and later teach Ayurvedic Yoga Massage as a professional massage therapist/yoga instructor or just as an individual who gives massages to their loved ones.
Ananta teaches everything you need to know, from A to Z, to deliver and improve professional AYM treatments tailored to the needs of each client.
The classes are 90% hands-on. Learning of the techniques is done through an intensive experience of massage. Each day, participants are both in the role of giver and receiver to better feel, understand and integrate the benefits of the AYM method and to quickly learn to :

  • Deliver a 60 to 90-minute full AYM treatment following the ARYM protocol.
  • Use hands and feet to apply dozens of deep tissue, stress release and relaxation massage techniques, including a stunning facial massage.
  • Perform over a hundred yoga-based assisted corrective stretches.
  • Start your AYM therapist career immediately after this course.

Course Certifications

AYM-ARYM Certification is awarded at the end of the training for the following levels:

  • AYM Certified Practitioner
  • AYM Therapist Diploma
  • AYM Certified Instructor

** Professional Affiliation: ARYM Certifications are accredited by IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) and qualifies you for discounted premiums and extended coverage on Public Liability Indemnity Insurance in over 40 countries (all Europe, USA, Australia included).

Levels taught, dates and prices in Luberon

  • DEC 26, 2022 – JAN 1, 2023
    AYM Therapist Training (Certified I-IV and Diploma V): €1180 / €980*
    AYM Student Instructor (I & II): €1180 / €980 * 
  • DEC 26-27, 2022
    Practical AYM Fundamentals: €300 
  • Any 3 days of the course
    AYM Refresher Course: €400 / €300* 
  • Date postponed to Aug 4-12, 2023

*New year’s Eve dinner included in the training fees
**Accommodation and meals non-included, to be selected during the booking
*** A payment of up to 4 free instalments is possible contact us

How to book your space

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If you experience any problem booking your seat, please message us; we will gladly help you.

Home Shanti Home Centre

Located in the Haute Provence, between the Lure mountain and the Luberon. It is a 90 minute drive from Avignon or Aix-en-Provence. This three hundred year old sheepfold on a 20 hectare estate is populated with 400 year old fruit and chestnut trees, fields of lavender and other medicinal plants. Dedicated to meditation, life-enriching activities and friendship, the centre is an ideal place to held immersion training. We will enjoy the calm, silence, and gentle energy of nature, all of which will help you to recharge your batteries.
Meditation programme: Free meditations can be joined before and after classes hours.

Accommodation and meals

There are several packages per day/per person among them:

  • Shared room: €30
  • Double room: €35
  • Single room: €50


Full Board per person (accommodation + 3 meals all included)

  • Full board in a shared room: €69
  • Full board in double room: €74
  • Full board in single room: €8

To see more options, half board prices or to contact the cook. To find helpful information and advice. Please CLICK ON OUR TRAVEL INFO PAGE

How to Reach Home Shanti Home

** We can arrange free group transportation from Apt to the centre. Please make arrangements on the WhatsApp group, please visit and see details on the Luberon travel info page

Classes timetable

  • Day 1 – Dec 26: 14:30-18:00
  • Day 2 – Dec 27: 9:00-18:00
  • Day 3 – Dec 28: 9:00-18:00
  • Day 4 – Dec 29: 9:00-18:00
  • Day 5 – Dec 30: 9:00-18:00
  • Day 6 – Dec 31: 9:00-17:00
  • Day 7 – Jan 1: 10:00-14:30

Other courses taught in France and worldwide

Refresher courses, diploma, teacher training, and MasterClass can be joined in France and worldwide
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The ARYM institute has been teaching the method Kusum Modak of Ayurveda Yoga Massage since 1996 in France and worldwide.


Dec 26, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023


14:30 - 14:30






Provence - France
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